Yoga Nidra

What is Yoga Nidra, and why is it such a powerful practice? Yoga is about uniting mind and body. Anxious stressed mind, in an exhausted mind for example. Ideally we’d have a mind that matches the body, we’re able to feel stress and pressure, and then get back to comfortable baseline. Yoga is a practice of awakening, waking up to thoughts, beliefs, habits that don’t align with our truest desires… Which is where the journaling helps because you get to work all of that stuff out. Nidra simply means ‘sleep.’ A practice of Yoga Nidra is a sleep state where mind and body unite. It is however; much more than relaxation. Yoga Nidra is a chance to access a higher state of consciousness. We’re normall

Beginners Mindset

This month we’re all beginners. If you practice with me regularly then it’s likely you’ve had a break in August as I reduced my schedule… Or, you just decided to skip classes for an evening on the beach. Or perhaps your practice slipped before the summer break. Wherever you’re at; I’ve got you! This month we are all beginners. Starting over and letting go of thinking you’re not flexible for yoga, or too injured. And for students who practice regularly a beginners mindset keeps you present! Shoshin is a word from Zen Buddhism meaning "beginner's mind." It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced

Rosie Iles-Jonas

Yoga Teacher

Postgraduate at SOAS University

Yoga and Somatics for Healing with Charlotte Watts